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Loot River, a ‘Souls Meets Tetris’ Roguelike, Hits PC & Xbox May 3rd + Dev Walkthrough

Artwork and Logo From Loot River

Developer straka.studio, alongside their publishing partner SUPERHOT PRESENTS, have announced that Loot River will launch on Xbox, and PC via Steam on May 3rd! The title, which is described as a Souls-like and Tetris mashup in roguelike form, will also be available through Xbox Game Pass on day one. straka.studio have also released a new trailer in celebration of the announcement:

Loot River Overview

In Loot River, players are able to harness the power of the Relic to shift the ground beneath them, sliding around on the floating pieces of ruined landscapes. These Tetris-like blocks can be slotted together to solve spatial exploration puzzles and employed creatively as a tool in combat to manipulate enemies and control the space on which your battles take place. As players venture through these endless catacombs, they’ll encounter horrifying beasts, lost travelers, and epic bosses.
As players explore ruined waterways, they can discover a wealth of new weapons, gear, spells and unholy knowledge: swords that thrust you forward towards enemies; axes that shoot projectiles; elemental enchantments; spells; armour and charms that imbue you with unique abilities. Combining these to create powerful and surprising synergies is crucial in helping you get further with each run.

Drawn to shards of an unholy relic, wandering nomads have found themselves in a perpetual cycle of life and death, losing their sanity as they journey through endless parallel realities, devouring each other to absorb the knowledge of their fellow travelers. No two journeys are ever the same as countless lost souls float through the Loot River.

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Developer Walkthrough

straka.studio have also released a new developer walkthrough for Loot River. The video provides an insight into the weapons and loot that’ll be obtainable throughout the title’s procedurally generated labyrinths. It also gives players an idea as to how some of these items can be combined, in order to create some truly powerful builds.


Those looking forward to Loot River don’t have long to wait now, with the title releasing next week on May 3rd! The title is seemingly a timed exclusive to Xbox consoles, so those hoping to pick the game up on PlayStation or Nintendo Switch may have a bit of a wait ahead of them. Make sure to keep and eye out on RPGFan, where we will make sure to provide updates on the state of the game’s exclusivity, as well as anything else related to Loot River, as information is released. If you’re looking for more information regarding Loot River, you can always take a look at the title’s official website or Steam page.

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Tom Cox

Tom Cox

Tom is a news editor for RPGFan with a love of RPGs, Pokémon and Zelda! When not playing games or writing, he can often be found hiking with his dog Otto, or patiently waiting for Pokémon Black & White remakes.

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